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Space Industry Act 2018

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Outer Space Act 1986 (c. 38)

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8(1)Section 3 of the Outer Space Act 1986 (prohibition of unlicensed activities) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (3), for “except other persons or activities from the requirement of a licence” substitute “make provision for other activities or persons to be exempted from the requirement of a licence, either by the order itself or by the Secretary of State,”.

(3)After that subsection insert—

(3ZA)An exemption granted by virtue of subsection (3) may be granted for a limited period.

(4)In subsection (3A), before paragraph (a) insert—

(za)make provision about the procedure for granting an exemption (including provision for applications);

(zb)make provision about the terms of an exemption or the conditions to which an exemption is subject;

(zc)make provision about the revocation or renewal of an exemption;

(zd)make provision for the enforcement of terms or conditions;.

(5)In subsection (4), for the words after “which shall” substitute “not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before each House of Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

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